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The state of Amazonas, Brazil's largest in terms of area, is tucked away in the country's northwestern corner on the border of Colombia and Venezuela. In fact, Amazonas is so big that if it were an independent country it'd be the sixteenth largest in the world!
As you might've expected, Amazonas is named after the Amazon river that runs right through the heart of the state. Its location in the Amazon basin means you'll find plenty of lush, dense rainforest, but there are also some more built-up areas in the state - Manaus, the largest city, hosted a few FIFA World Cup matches back in 2014 and during Brazil's Olympics in 2016. Sadly, however, the expensive new stadium that was constructed in the run-up to these events is now largely unused.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Amazonas are ideally suited to make the most out of the stunning natural scenery that Amazonas boasts. As always, be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.
What Not To Miss
- If you're in Amazonas then make sure to spend a day or two in Manaus - the pink, Renaissance-style Theatre is especially worth a visit.
- The Meeting of the Waters, the confluence between the pale Amazon river and the darker Rio de Negro, is a fascinating spot where you can see the two rivers running side by side for miles without mixing into each other.
- Jaú National Park is simply stunning, with its diverse wildlife and almost other-worldly vegetation.
The best places to stay in Amazonas
For a true escape
- Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge boasts stunning eco-cabins on stilts in the midst of the rainforest. Tuck into lovely meals in the restaurant after a day out exploring, whilst there's even a pool with a deck! Plenty of activities on offer to keep you busy during the day. A divine retreat.
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- Fly into Rio de Janeiro International Airport before taking a connecting flight on to Manaus Airport.
- Despite being very humid, Amazonas is hardly scorching - the average temperature hovers around 14°C year-round.
- If you'd like to explore all over the region then you'll need a car. Check out the available options with Rentalcars.
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Best Hotels in Amazonas
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge 22 roomsThe Amazon, Amazonas
A Robinson Crusoe hide out on the banks of the Amazon. Luxury eco cabanas on stilts have private balconies with hammocks, sumptuous beds, and all the mod cons. Excellent restaurant, sitting room, and pool with a deck. Night safaris, kayaking, jungle treks. A back to nature experience, in comfort!Back to NatureFishing - Piranha fishing.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorGreat walks - Good for walkers.